Rural Affairs and Transport Committee
Policy and Research (including BITRE)
21 October 2010
Senator LUDLAM-While I was out of the room I am not sure whether Senator Macdonald actually got an answer to his question. If parliament resolves to refer a matter to ABARE or to you folks, for that matter, is it entirely at your discretion as to whether you take it up or not, or are you actually compelled to do so.